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Offline jdl

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QE2 Original Upper Deck Format
« on: Jan 17, 2010, 10:49 PM »
Quick question on the original deck format when she was launched - was the open deck and the lowered covered/enclosed portion reserved for first class or was this open to all?  

The space I'm talking about is around the signal deck (and possibly the deck below) where the penthouses were added.

Thanks!

jdl
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Online Michael Gallagher

Re: Original Upper Deck Format
« Reply #1 on: Jan 19, 2010, 09:54 AM »
JDL: I think this space was open to all passengers.  Originally the void was to have been fitted with a sliding glass roof but that was deleted when the initial cost cutting measures were introduced after Cunard received the tender responses back from the yards in 1964.

Offline Bob C.

Re: Original Upper Deck Format
« Reply #2 on: Jan 19, 2010, 08:21 PM »
JDL,
    The area was open to all.  My family and I used that area routinely in 1969 and 1972 and were not requested to leave by staff or hindered by any "Out of Bounds" signs. 

Here's a photo of the Sports Deck area under the skylights (the aft portion of the sports deck) looking from port to STBD.  There are a few more of the Sports Deck in my FLICKR page in the 1969 and 1972 albums - https://www.flickr.com/photos/33120597@N03/

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Re: Original Upper Deck Format
« Reply #3 on: Jan 19, 2010, 08:46 PM »
BOB C
thank you for that link. Those photo are great. She look so much nicer then with the foward look out bar and the open top deck.

John

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Re: Original Upper Deck Format
« Reply #4 on: Jan 19, 2010, 10:39 PM »
Bob, thanks for posting your picture I'm definately off to have a look at your flicker site!

Michael thanks for your initial reply, the plans for a magradome style roof again show how far ahead of their time the qe2's designers were

john

 

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